Zola to consider future as boss

27 March 2010 07:19
Gianfranco Zola said he will consider his position as West Ham boss after his side lost a sixth straight match on Saturday, beaten 1-0 at home to Stoke.Zola told BBC Sport: "It is very painful and I would have to think a lot about how the situation stands. [LNB]"I need to find out what is the problem - and if the problem is me. I will have to think about that overnight. [LNB]"I don't think it's that the players are not trying. The bottom line is to see whether I can help them or not." [LNB]Ricardo Fuller scored the winner to leave West Ham above the relegation zone only on goal difference - and the Londoners are now on their worst losing run in the top flight in 43 years.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Initially, Zola said his thoughts were only on "the game today and how we can sort it out". [LNB]"We tried very hard, it is very disappointing and painful for me," he added. "We are in a difficult situation. We were pressing hard, expending a lot of energy and the goal flattened us a little bit. [LNB]"It's tough. I thought in the first half we did quite well, it was close, Mido had a great chance. It was a balanced game. Fuller changed the game." [LNB]The result leaves West Ham level on points with Hull but having played a game more than the Tigers, who beat Fulham on Saturday to greatly improve their chances of climbing out of the drop zone. [LNB]West Ham's humbling 3-1 defeat by Wolves on Tuesday had left Zola under tremendous pressure, with co-owner David Sullivan heavily criticising the team on the club's website.[LNB] Get Sir Trevor Brooking in until the end of the season, and then see what top managers are available after the World Cup Diamanti Zola felt his side gave a better performance than against Wolves but could not hide his despair at the loss. [LNB]"I told them I was much more pleased than I was on Tuesday. Better shape and teamwork. It is just a pity," he said. [LNB]"Everything is important. The players need to be confident and to be helped, so we can improve the situation. [LNB]"It's about confidence and believing in themselves we have to come though these tough moments. I have total faith that players will react in the right way. [LNB]"It's going to be a tough. But we are still out of the bottom three."

Source: BBC_Sport